Sig vs Glock


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deALPHAmale
July 11, 2009, 05:21 AM
What's your preferred brand for concealed carry? I must say I love both, but will probably get myself a Sig before a Glock. I'm particularly a fan of the P239, its size and shape is near perfect by my estimation and it's engineered to work so amazingly smooth. Also has the most comfortable DA/SA trigger I think I've ever fired.

What do y'all think?

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CDW4ME
July 11, 2009, 08:27 AM
I owned both a Sig 226 and a 220, did not like the DA/SA trigger.
I love Glocks.

crebralfix
July 11, 2009, 08:54 AM
Both.

Advantage goes to the "baby" Glock guns for concealability.

For 45 ACP shootin', I prefer the SIG P220.

In the end, I think the SIG looks better, but that's about it. I've shot 20k+ rounds through SIGs and probably 50k+ rounds through Glocks and they shoot about the same. Neither are highly tuned target guns like something that comes out of Les Baer's shop...but they're both certainly good guns.

amprecon
July 11, 2009, 10:59 AM
Glocks feel better to me and I shoot them better.

AFBlue
July 11, 2009, 02:17 PM
Sig. I carry my p229 in a SmartCarry holster all the time. It doesn't print on me and is quite comfortable. I'm 5'10, 185lbs, so I don't like to carry huge firearms on me. The Sig does just fine. As for shooting a Sig, I have shot both frequently, and the Sig wins hands down. The Glock has a weird grip angle and to me has a snappier recoil. Plus, a Sig trigger is about as smooth as sticking your finger into a tub of warm butter...lol

hanno
July 11, 2009, 02:20 PM
Owned a Glock, sold it. Still have my Sig.

Lonestar49
July 11, 2009, 04:40 PM
Plus, a Sig trigger is about as smooth as sticking your finger into a tub of warm butter...lol


...

Yep, my 3 P229's, two 40cal, one 9mm, just keep on getting smoother and smoother. One needed quick help, so I put in a Wolff 17lb main spring, put a dab of Eezox down there, and she's become my favorite DA/SA of the 3..

Also worth high mention, my P220/45 :)

All DA/SA, and all get better and better with time/rounds fired


Ls

Big_John1961
July 11, 2009, 04:44 PM
Nothing feels better to me than my P228, but the Glock probably has the edge for carry due to smaller size (lower profile) and greater capacity. My G23 and P228 are the same size, but the Glock seems better suited to CC.

AFBlue
July 11, 2009, 04:45 PM
Also worth high mention, my P220/45

I'm looking for a good .45 right now... what do you like about it when compared to other non-1911 .45s?

jhco
July 11, 2009, 05:27 PM
I didn't vote for either as I prefer to carry my p239 if If I want to carry in 9mm even though I have a glock 26 I still prefer the 239 for 9mm, now if I want to carry 40 then I carry a glock 23 even though I have a p229 in 40 I still prefer the glock for carry.

10-Ring
July 11, 2009, 06:48 PM
I voted Glock -- it is ultra reliable and I don't care if I ding it up while I carry it.

almostfree
July 11, 2009, 07:08 PM
I prefer the Glock trigger and Sig doesn't make a 10mm.

Peakbagger46
July 11, 2009, 07:54 PM
The Sig P239 in .40 is my off-duty gun. I had the glock 27, but actually find the 239 EASIER to pack due to the fact it is slimmer, and it feels like it is just built "better". I have had no malfunctions with the Sig, but I can say the same for the Glock as well.

4v50 Gary
July 11, 2009, 08:01 PM
Prussia beat Austria in 1866 in their Bruderkreig. Good enough for me.

Quiet
July 11, 2009, 08:13 PM
Prussia beat Austria in 1866 in their Bruderkreig. Good enough for me.
http://thehighroad.org/images/smilies/uhoh2.gif
SIG = Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft = Swiss
Swiss = never a part of Prussia

The Lone Haranguer
July 11, 2009, 08:27 PM
I shoot better with Glocks compared to the fat grip/double action trigger of the SIGs.

Hawk
July 11, 2009, 08:52 PM
Personal anatomic preference.

I like the SIG P-239. The DA first shot doesn't trouble me and the single stack grip is comfy. I prefer the SIG's trigger once it hits SA. The Glock's trigger reminds me of trying to snap a turkey bone wrapped in sponge.

I mostly carry a CCO sized 1911 sort of mutant thing but the SIG still sees a good deal of use and it's size is nice.

There are SIGs that are larger than mine and Glocks that are smaller - I suspect your poll won't mean much - they both cover the waterfront of grip sizes, etc. and may just boil down to your preference in trigger. 'Course the DAK complicates even that criteria.

Cpt. America
July 11, 2009, 09:40 PM
Glocks aren't even in the same class as a sig.

rl2669
July 11, 2009, 09:52 PM
I do not like the Sig's decocker lever for a CCW gun. Too easy to have an ND during post incident stress if you forget to decock before reholstering.

possum
July 11, 2009, 10:54 PM
i am not a fan of da/sa either, so naturally i would go with the glock, it is more my style. even the DAK triggers i am not a fan of.

amprecon
July 12, 2009, 12:55 AM
Glocks aren't even in the same class as a sig.

Thank goodness, otherwise I wouldn't own one.

doc2rn
July 12, 2009, 03:29 AM
Sig 232 or 238

Rexster
July 13, 2009, 02:54 PM
I used Glocks for police duty and quite a bit of CC from early 2002 to late 2004. In November 2004, I finally got to handle a SIG P229R with a short factory trigger, and it was a "eureka" moment. I had long loved the feel of the P226, P228, and P229, but the reach to the trigger was too much for me, in DA mode. This new P229R not only had the short factory trigger, but also the new DAK trigger system, so I did not need to re-learn the DA-to-SA transition, I could shoot it just like a DA sixgun or Glock. The first time I fired this new P229 was on my agency's qual course, I shot a better score than in two years of trying with Glocks. (G22, mostly.) As soon as I had a few hundred rounds of FMJ and then 200 rounds of duty ammo through the P229, it became my duty pistol, and I never looked back. The Glocks all went away. I eventually acquired good CC leather for P229s, then more more P229s.

Glocks are good pistols, just not ideally proportioned for my hands, and that mushy trigger was never as good for me as either a heavier but smoother DA trigger, or a good crisp SA trigger. Glocks triggers are also wide, which is not to my liking. During the trigger stroke, my trigger finger rubbed against the frame, which any makes it harder to hold the weapon steady, especially when shooting one-handed. I really did try to like Glocks, but it was just a losing proposition.

Rexster
July 13, 2009, 02:59 PM
Quoted from Peakbagger46: "The Sig P239 in .40 is my off-duty gun. I had the glock 27, but actually find the 239 EASIER to pack due to the fact it is slimmer, and it feels like it is just built "better". I have had no malfunctions with the Sig, but I can say the same for the Glock as well."

Another reason your P239 probably conceals better is that the Glock slide protrudes farther to the rear, to enclose the striker mechanism. Hammer-fired pistols' slide do not have to stick back so far. The way I carry a pistol, the most likely part to "print" is the outside rear corner of the slide, which is yet another reason I like SIGs better. I can conceal a double-stack P229 better than I could a "baby" Glock.

NG VI
July 14, 2009, 05:07 AM
Quote:
Glocks aren't even in the same class as a sig.

Thank goodness, otherwise I wouldn't own one.




I hear you there. Sigs are bulkier and heavier than a Glock of the same weight class. It is easier for me to carry my 23 than almost all of my other guns, except the 27. And I put a smooth trigger and a LWD 3.5# connector in each of my Glocks, I can't tell you how much better it is. Those serrated triggers are my least favorite part of a compact or subcompact Glock.

sw282
July 14, 2009, 06:48 AM
My favorite Sig is a 225. Then my daughter "stole" it. Now my favorite Sig is a P230 in 32acp. I have shot Glocks on occasion. They just dont feel right

rfurtkamp
July 14, 2009, 08:09 AM
Don't get me wrong here, I love Sigs. I even like the 239 for what it is. But the damn thing is just too big for the number of shots it has. I sold mine to a friend who wanted one, and don't really miss it.

I don't particularly like Glocks, but I have a G17 in the collection as a representative example.

And I'm partial to full-size guns for carry, in which case I've made the choice for years: 226 over the G17 by a mile. I just shoot the 226 better and trust it more.

Your mileage may vary. They're not the same guns made to the same budget for the same purposes. If I restricted my engagements to 20m, I shoot them about the same. Past that, against non-threatening paper, the Glock is literally all over the map by comparison. I don't want to consider it under stress.

6.5x39
July 14, 2009, 06:21 PM
I have a Glock and would like to get a Sig P229 DAK: all the build quality of a Sig with more or less the same trigger feel of the Glock.

zoom6zoom
July 14, 2009, 06:26 PM
I do not like the Sig's decocker lever for a CCW gun. Too easy to have an ND during post incident stress if you forget to decock before reholstering.
Perhaps. I don't like a system where I have to pull the trigger to field strip the gun. Something I do much more often than reholstering after an incident.

Mr. Bojangles
July 15, 2009, 09:34 AM
I love my sig :rolleyes:

KodeFore
July 15, 2009, 11:54 AM
I have a sig p6 and it actually is more comfy to hold than my Glock, but would vote Glock because I beleive them to be more reliable, and less controls on it making less prone to Mr Murphy's attentions

rellascout
July 15, 2009, 12:01 PM
Glock 19 wins IMHO. I am not a fan of baby glocks but the 19 is a perfect combination of size and capacity.

If it fits your hand.

I also love the P228

middy
July 15, 2009, 07:01 PM
Perhaps. I don't like a system where I have to pull the trigger to field strip the gun. Something I do much more often than reholstering after an incident.
You don't check the chamber before you field strip your guns?!

oak1971
July 15, 2009, 07:10 PM
Sig. I have a 220 elite stainless and a 226 elite stainless. Both have very good triggers (Short Reset Trigger). I don't get the whole Glock plastic with no manual safety thing. I tried them and was not impressed. Funky grip angle. And well it's plastic.

2ndamd
July 15, 2009, 07:21 PM
Only one reason to own a Glock: when they break you fix them yourself.
I had to send a 226 to Exeter NH 3 times. It took about 4-5 months to get that expensive gun working again.
I had a G17 go down and I fixed it the same or next day.

Ease of maintenance goes a long ways when you shoot alot vs keeping them in the safe.

The 226 was the most accurate production semi-auto, I have ever owned. Good gun. Just not reliable.

The 228 rusted in the grip screws which spread to the frame.

The 229 had a very long reset.....I heard they got that issue fixed now.

I am not in love with my Glocks. They are a tool I use. But, a reliable tool that I can make work in a hurry if it breaks.

I like Berettas, and CZs too. But, Glocks if you like to shoot alot........or a GP100 :)

DougDubya
July 15, 2009, 07:31 PM
It's truly hard to choose between the two. I'd go with the P239 only because the handle has more room for fingers and is flatter than the Glock 26 without an aftermarket floorplate.

The Glock 19 versus the P228/P229 is difficult to choose. The P229 feels fatter, but is still very comfortable.

smcd1983
July 15, 2009, 09:39 PM
while i'll give glock its credit sig just feels better too me. My 229 is flawless in either .40 s&w or .357 sig.

Dr_2_B
July 15, 2009, 09:43 PM
Glocks for me. First, I like the availability of the subcompacts. Second, the SIGs always seemed to be a little bigger than they needed to be. Third, the controls are reversed from most of my autos & that could spell trouble in a crisis. Fourth, I like every trigger pull to be the same (call it DAO or Safe Action or whatever)

ScrwnyM4
July 15, 2009, 10:42 PM
I will conceed that the sigs are a bit bulkier. I own both a G22 and a sig 229. The sig wins hands down. They aren't really in the same class. I carry the 229 as a daily carry gun and absolutly love it.

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